Charles William Ireland Presidential Honors Scholarship

This prestigious scholarship was established by Vulcan Materials Company in 1983 to honor Vulcan’s former Chairman of the Board and, in the words of the scholarship contract, “to promote the in-state education of gifted, promising students” whose work may lead to the "growth, commerce and governance of Alabama.” To be considered for this renewable award, students must submit the Presidential and Endowed Scholarship Application by February 1. To access this online application, Alabama residents must be admitted to UAB for the upcoming summer or fall semester by December 1 of their senior year in high school with an ACT of 33-36 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding character and integrity, potential for leadership, and the promise of significant achievement in his or her chosen field. Approximately ten applicants will be selected to interview in late February or early March, and one entering freshman will be selected as the Charles William Ireland Scholar. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive this award.

$12,000, a UAB residence hall allotment, and a $1,000 UAB summer research stipend